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By Nick Jans

ISBN-10: 0547858213

ISBN-13: 9780547858210

The not likely actual tale of a six-year friendship among a wild, oddly light black wolf and the folk and canines of Juneau, Alaska

No stranger to flora and fauna, Nick Jans had lived in Alaska for almost thirty years. but if one night at twilight a lone black wolf ambled into view no longer faraway from his doorstep, Nick might eventually come to understand this mystical species—up shut as by no means before.

A Wolf known as Romeo is the extraordinary tale of a wolf who back many times to engage with the folk and canines of Juneau, dwelling at the edges in their neighborhood, undertaking a fantastic, awe-inspiring interspecies dance and bringing the wild into sharp concentration. firstly the folk of Juneau have been guarded, torn among shoot first, ask questions later instincts and interest. yet as Romeo started to tag in addition to cross-country skiers on their day-by-day jaunts, play fetch with neighborhood canine, or just lie close to Nick and nap below the sunlight, they got here to just accept Romeo, and he them. For Nick it used to be approximately attempting to comprehend Romeo, then it used to be approximately successful his belief, and eventually it was once approximately gazing over him, for so long as he or a person could.

Written with a deft hand and a looking center, A Wolf referred to as Romeo is an unforgettable story of a creature who defied nature and therefore gave people an opportunity to appreciate it a bit extra.

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